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Aphids and Relatives (Suborder Sternorrhyncha)
(Class Insecta, Order Hemiptera)
Invertebrates Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas
Suborder Sternorrhyncha

General: Aphids, mealybugs, whiteflies, and scale insects are included in the suborder Sternorrhyncha, a group of small and very small bugs. Sternorrhyncha are recognized by their mouthparts, which are modified into a beak capable of piercing plants and sucking fluids. When not feeding, Sternorrhyncha tuck their beak under their chin and chest.

Family Aphididae: Aphids Family Aphididae: Aphids.
Family Dactylopiidae: Cochineal Family Dactylopiidae: Cochineal

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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